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NeuroSoc and MedGuide hosted a fantastic, all-day neurophysiology session for phase I Warwick Medical Students (February 2021).  In this day, we gave eight lectures covering many of the Brain and Behaviour Preclinical contents.  Check out one of those lectures below. Enjoy!  

Awaiting review

Neuro-Encrinology – available here 

Movement Disorders – available here

Head Trauma and Consciousness – available here

Depression and Anxiety – available here

Dementia and Cognitive Assessment – available here

Pain and Analgesia – available here

CNS Infection – available here

Stroke – available here

Epilepsy – available here

Physiology Day Anxiety and Depression questions

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Question 1
What domains does the CBT model of depression include?
A
Thoughts, feelings, behaviours, physiology
B
Thoughts, actions, environment, outcome
C
Thoughts, feelings, environment, outcome
D
Situation, thoughts, behaviours, outcome
Question 2
What neurotransmitters are involved in the monoamine theory of depression?
A
Glutamate, gaba, sertraline
B
Glutamate, dopamine, serotonin
C
Dopamine, noradrenaline, serotonin
D
Dopamine, glutamate, noradrenaline
Question 3
What are the 2 main symptoms of depression that need to be present to make a DSM- 5 diagnosis of major depression?
A
Fatigue, anhedonia
B
Low mood, anhedonia
C
Sleep changes, fatigue
D
External locus of control, hopelessness
Question 4
What is the ICD-11 criteria for bipolar disorder?
A
There must be at least 1 episode of mania present with major depression
B
The patient cycles through periods of mania and major depression
C
The patient oscillates through sub threshold mania and depression
D
The patient causes significant harm to themselves or others during their manic phases
Question 5
The GP suspects depression in a person who has had low mood and anhedonia for more than 4 weeks. According to NICE guidelines, when should they consider pharmacotherapy?
A
After 2 weeks of depressive symptoms meeting DSM 5 or ICD -11 criteria
B
After low intensity interventions have failed and they are stepped up in terms of treatment
C
After specialist referral
D
After attempting light therapy
Question 6
Which of the following treatments are not considered first line for depression?
A
Sertraline
B
Citalopram
C
Fluoxetine
D
Amitriptyline
Question 7
ECT is the gold standard treatment for depression. When is it offered?
A
As prophylaxis when the patient is better, to prevent future episodes
B
When all previous forms of treatment have failed
C
On acute admission after a suicide attempt
D
Along side with pharmacotherapy
Question 8
What side effect of Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) is most concerning?
A
Dry mouth
B
Constipation
C
Anticholinergic syndrome
D
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Question 9
Which structure in the brain has been shown to undergo structural and functional changes in anxiety?
A
The locus coeruleus
B
The raphe nucleus
C
The thalamus
D
The amygdala
Question 10
Which of the following summarises the pathophysiological basis of anxiety?
A
Input to the raphe nucleus are increased, resulting in increased SNS activity
B
Inputs to the cortex are reduced and outputs are increased
C
Inputs to the amygdala are increased, reducing the threshold for threat detection, output is increased resulting in increased SNS reactivity to stressors
D
Activity in the entire brain increases
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